Less than 5% of fraud cases referred from banks investigated

By on April 11, 2017
Less than 5% of fraud cases referred from banks investigated

New Zealand's stretched police force investigates less than 5 per cent of fraud cases referred from the banking sector, documents reveal.

Growing "traditional" demand in areas such as family violence has put pressure on police and meant emerging threats such as cyber-crime have at times gone un-policed.

Responding to rising crime rates and public concern about crime such as burglary, in February the Government announced a $503 million package to boost police officer numbers by 880 over four years.

Documents related to that policy were requested by the Herald under the Official Information Act and have now been published.

Read the full article by Nicholas Jones > New Zealand Herald - nzherald.co.nz




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